Tiger Woods birdies 2 early holes at Masters



AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods has made back-to-back birdies on the third and fourth holes Saturday, as he tries to get back into contention after a disappointing second round.

Woods moved to 1-over par early in the third round, still six behind Fred Couples and Jason Dufner, who had the last tee times on a sunny, calm day at Augusta National.

Woods shot 3-over 75 on Friday and was frustrated — tossing and kicking his clubs and falling eight shots behind the leaders.

On Saturday, he blocked his first approach shot to the right but got up and down — making an 8-foot putt to save par.

He made par on No. 2 — the easiest hole on the course — but answered with the consecutive birdies.